13 Jul Jenna: Back to work in Colorado
After making the second and final trip from Deerfield, Kan., to Limon, Colo., on Saturday and letting the wheat have another day to dry and ripen on Sunday, we hit the field today. The wheat moisture was literally right on the line but luckily leaned a little more towards dry than wet, which meant we could cut.
The field we worked on today did well with an average of about 30 bushels per acre and a test weight of around 62 pounds. I haven’t heard a report on protein but will pass it along as soon as I do. Once harvest starts to pick up, we should have a better idea of how the area’s crop is fairing, too.
It’s good to be back in Limon. With our route changing as much as it has over the past couple of years, this stop is starting to feel like one of our “regulars” since it’s our fourth summer working here (I’m pretty sure). And, like I saw Sage just posted, there are several other crews in the area, including his, which is fun. Maybe we should have a blogging party or something?
Callie, Taylor and Jordan the dog. Stopped for lunch in Sharon Springs, Kan., during our move from Deerfield, Kan., to Limon, Colo. on Saturday.
Heading to our first field near Limon today.
Reflection in the hubcap of the grain truck of the combine cutting a sample.
Dad running the combine.
Finally back to work.
Our view of Pike’s Peak from the field.
Jenna Zeorian can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Aboard 2010 Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.